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Mrs. Hardy insists that Oliver mount the radio aerial on the roof before he goes off gallivanting with his friend Stanley. But with Stanley's assistance, Oliver spends more time falling off the roof than atop it. Making one last attempt, Oliver climbs to the top of a ladder he's mounted on his Model T Ford, but just then Stanley accidentally starts the car. A wild ride through the streets of Culver City culminates in an unscheduled streetcar stop.Written by
Paul Penna <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Most of the scenes at the end of this short, when Stan is driving the car with Ollie still on top of the ladder, were filmed on the campus of the University of Southern California (USC), in Los Angeles. At that time, the streets through the campus were still public roads, with streetcars. One of the featured streetcars is marked 'Wilshire' (a major thoroughfare North of the USC campus). After careening through neighborhood streets, Stan turns the car off Exposition Boulevard onto University Avenue (now Trousdale Parkway), in front of the Mudd Hall of Philosophy and Hoose Library (1929; the building on the right with the curved facade). Other university buildings from the 1920s can be seen as the car progresses up the Avenue. The scene where Ollie falls off the ladder in front of a trolley car is along a row of local businesses (now replaced by USC buildings) at the North end of University Avenue. A sign on one storefront reads 'University Beauty Parlor'. The scene where the car is crushed is also at the North end of University Avenue, in front of the Public Library (later the Education Library, now USC's University Club). As the streetcar crushes the car, people on the street cover their eyes in horror - in front of the Bank of Culver City (some ten miles West of where the streetcar crushes the car!) See more »
Ollie falls off the roof into a pond, gets out and he's dry. See more »
[after Stan and Ollie fell off the roof a third time]
Will you stop your playing?
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After a painfully dull opening joke about a misplaced hat, HOG WILD turns out to be one of the best Laurel and Hardy shorts, in a brief amount of time able to spotlight all of the silly ingredients that made them so popular in the '30s.
Stan comes upon Oliver climbing a ladder to install a radio aerial at the request of his wife who wants to hear Japan.
Stan asks if he can help and from then on the film is one slapstick situation after another, with Oliver getting the worst of the deal and giving the camera his special glance of despair.
The rooftop happenings are funny enough but the finale with Oliver inadvertently being carried away by Stan's car while he's atop a ladder gives the ending a funny twist and some unexpected situations.
Summing up: Easily qualifies as one of their best shorts.
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